Salem State University

  • Adjunct Faculty, Art + Design AY2018-2019

    Job Post Information* : Posted Date 7 months ago(6/18/2018 10:33 AM)
    Job Category
    Contracted Faculty
    Posting End Date
    Department : Name
    Art + Design
    Pay Basis
  • General Statement of Duties

    The Salem State University Department of Art + Design invites applications for one or more part-time adjunct faculty in Graphic Design starting in Fall 2018. Teaching assignments may include Intro to Electronic Media, Digital Imaging, Digital Illustration, Typography, Publication Design, Web Design and Graphic Design Portfolio.  

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Candidates must have an MFA in Graphic Design (or related area) along with professional and/or teaching experience in the discipline. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to student-centered teaching among an inclusive student body comprised of many first generation college students and students of color.


    Ideal candidates should be familiar with contemporary practices across multiple media with an investigative and growth-oriented relationship to the evolution of the discipline - technically, sociologically and conceptually.


    Adjunct faculty are responsible for the coordination, planning, preparation, presentation, and evaluation of classroom instruction and related activities. 


    Future teaching assignments are on a term-by-term basis, which may include fall, spring and summer.


    The NASAD-accredited Art + Design major at Salem State offers a liberal arts integrated curriculum structured to provide an in-depth experience in the visual arts and design with an emphasis on studio production. 


    Our Art + Design faculty currently consists of 10 full-time professors, 3 professional staff as well as a network of experienced adjuncts. Salem State University is well-known regionally for its expanded arts community including Art, Design, Music, Dance, Theater and Creative Writing. Opportunities for professional and academic growth abound and collaboration is encouraged.


    Salem State is a teaching university, committed to our students' learning and growth, many of whom are the first in their family to go to college. Collegiality, student success, collaboration, initiative, continuous improvement and accountability are highly valued in our organizational culture and we seek a colleague who shares those values and wants to be part of our community.



    Required Qualifications:

    • MFA in Graphic Design or related area
    • Teaching and/or professional experience
    • Demonstrated commitment to student-centered teaching among an  inclusive student body

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Familiarity with contemporary design practices across multiple media.
    • Experience with UX/UI design. 
    • Strong conceptual and/or sociological interests in the field

    Special Instructions to Applicants:

    • Please apply online and attach curriculum vitae, cover letter, and transcripts
    • Provide a website URL for a professional portfolio including student work examples if available.
    • Adjunct positions are temporary for one semester only, with a possibility for re-hire. All candidates must have legal authorization to work in the United States. Adjunct positions are not eligible for H1B Visa sponsorship
    • Pre-Employment Background check will be conducted for all selected applicants
    • Application review will begin immediately and continue until an adequate pool is developed

    EEO Statement:

    Salem State University is an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer. Persons of color, women and persons with disabilities are strongly urged to apply.


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